condensed milk carrot halwa (with milkmaid)

Condensed milk carrot halwa recipe with stepwise photos. This is a quick and easy version of carrot halwa with milkmaid or condensed milk. I am adding this recipe as a few readers did ask me on how to prepare carrot halwa with milkmaid.

Winter is the time of Juicy Delhi carrots in India. So when I get them, I often end up making halwa with them. Apart from this halwa, other sweets you can make with carrots are Carrot barfi and Carrot murabba.

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gajar ka halwa recipe, carrot halwa recipe

gajar, carrots

I usually make a good quantity of halwa and keep in the fridge. it stays good for a week. I usually make the halwa with the traditional method of cooking the grated carrots in milk. This time I made the halwa with condensed milk. This is a quick method than the traditional one and takes less time.

I did use 1.5 kgs carrots and it took about 45 mins to make the halwa. So if you halve or reduce the proportion, it will be much quicker. I used sweetened condensed milk (nestle milkmaid) and did not have to use any sugar.

Gajar halwa is one of the most popular halwa variety in India. It is made for any festive occasions. There are many variations to make it. Few other variations posted on the blog are:

  1. Carrot halwa – although, this traditional method to make halwa takes more time to prepare as compared to other methods. But I prefer this method more because taste-wise it is the best.
  2. Vegan carrot pudding – made with almond milk.
  3. Khoya carrot halwa – the addition of khoya gives a nice texture and flavor to halwa.

How to make condensed milk carrot halwa

1. Heat 6 tbsp ghee/clarified butter in a kadai or thick bottomed deep pan. Add the grated carrots (1.5 kg carrots – approx 9 cups tightly packed grated carrots).

grated gajar or carrots for halwa

2. Saute the carrots till they turn tender. Keep on stirring in intervals while sauteing the carrots. The pics thereafter have been taken in the night and hence the tungsten glow on them.

grated carrots for making halwa in a pan

3. Then add the condensed milk (1 tin sweetened condensed milk or 400 grams).

adding condensed milk for making gajar ka halwa

4. Stir very well.

making gajar ka halwa recipe

5. Add the cardamom powder (8 to 9 cardamoms, powdered in a mortar-pestle), ⅓ cup cashews and ⅓ golden raisins.

add cashews to gajar ka halwa

7. Stir again and simmer the halwa on a low flame stirring often, till the mixture reduces and dries up.

preparing gajar ka halwa recipe

8. Serve the halwa hot or warm or chilled. You can also add the halwa in a tray or box and let it set. When cool, cut in squares and serve the halwa.

gajar ka halwa recipe, carrot halwa recipe

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condensed milk carrot halwa

4.91 from 21 votes
This is an easy recipe of carrot halwa with sweetened condensed milk or milkmaid.
gajar ka halwa recipe with condensed milk
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:45 mins
Total Time:55 mins
Cuisine:indian,north indian
Servings (change the number to scale):5 to 6
(1 CUP = 250 ML)


  • 1.5 kg carrots - approx 9 cups tightly packed grated carrots
  • 6 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter)
  • 8 to 9 green cardamoms - powdered in a mortar-pestle
  • 1 tin sweetened condensed milk - i used nestle milkmaid 400 grams
  • sugar as required - (optional)
  • cup cashews
  • cup golden raisins


  • Rinse, peel and grate the carrots with a hand held grater or in a food processor.
  • Heat ghee in a kadai or thick bottomed deep pan. Add the grated carrots.
  • Saute the carrots till they turn tender and are cooked. Keep on stirring in intervals while sauting the carrots.
  • Then add the condensed milk.
  • Stir very well and add the cardamom powder, cashews and raisins.
  • Stir again and simmer the halwa on a low flame stirring often, till the mixture dries up and reduces.
  • Check the taste and if required, you can add some sugar. I did not add any sugar as the taste was perfect for us.
  • Serve the halwa hot or warm or chilled.
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Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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49 comments/reviews

  1. Ice never fixed or even had this before, but it’s getting cook out and I was in the mood for a wintery carrot dish. This is perfect, and I’ll definitely be making it again! I didn’t have green cardamoms available, so I substituted a mix of cinnamon and cloves, it worked pretty well though.5 stars

    • Welcome Morgan. Thanks for sharing your positive feedback on carrot halwa and for the variation you did to the halwa.

  2. Hi, The very sight of the dishes looks yummy, great pleasure in learning so many varieties being a starter.
    One quick question: can the dry fruits be added after they are roasted in ghee?5 stars

    • Thanks Sahana. Yes you can do this way also.

  3. I tried your recipe for a family gathering of 12 people; on 3kgs of carrot and worked my way up with the remaining ingredients. Everyone absolutetly loved it, tried it with condensed milk. And the halwa was rich in cashews and raisins. Thank you!5 stars

    • Welcome Bharaty. Glad to know this. Thanks for sharing your positive feedback on carrot halwa.

  4. I’m making it right now but it’s texture is not good for cutting like in the pic… the taste is more than perfect though!

    • Carol, No problem. you can still have it like that.

  5. Awesome awesome

    • thanks shannon.

  6. I tried this recipe twice already and I must say, both the times it turned out fantastic!! My bhabhi never liked gajar halwa…but this halwa she couldn’t stop eating (lol) and icing on the cake is it gets done in a jiffy 🙂 Thank you for sharing. God bless.5 stars

    • Welcome Nishtha. Nice to know this. Thanks for sharing this awesome feedback and for your best wishes.

  7. Turned out great. Thanks for the recipe.

    • welcome devaki 🙂

  8. Very nice

  9. Awesome! I was looking for a gluten free carrot halwa recipe. I used all organic ingredients. Instead of condensed milk, which is so sweet and sugary I used organic milk, I added a few strands of saffron to the milk as well. 🙂 I used organic coconut sugar to slightly sweeten the halwa and it turned out awesome! My local target has a HUGE 5lbs bag of organic carrots for $5.00 at the moment, I’m going to get the bag and make a big batch of this (I will freeze most of it so I can have it any time the mood strikes) Thank you so much! 🙂5 stars

    • welcome dee. glad that the recipe worked with coconut sugar. you can surely make a big batch which is what i also do when we get the tender red carrots in season.

  10. Hi Dassana,
    Thank you very much for this recipe. I tried it yesterday and yummy yummy is all I can say.
    I love your blog, your recipes and the mere fact that they are pure veg. Love you for your hard work and giving us recipes to go by. You def will hear more from me.
    God Bless!!5 stars

    • welcome sejal. thanks for your kind words and prayers. glad to know that you like vegetarian recipes.

  11. I have tried your recipes of paneer and chicken items. Your recipes are easy to follow and cook. This time I’m going to try this halwa for sure 🙂

    • hi maini, thanks. paneer items are there but no chicken items on the blog 🙂

  12. It came out good. Thanks for the quick recipe. I am likely to try this again. I added some extra sugar after the condensed milk.4 stars

    • welcome mukesh. thanks for sharing positive feedback.

  13. Thanks indeed it was really good experience to prepare as per your recipe. Yummy & tasty .


    Kusum bhatt

    • welcome kusum. glad to know this.

  14. lovely yum

  15. Nice and easy, thank you3 stars

    • welcome meena

  16. Thankyou so much for the recipe…. My husband loved it 🙂5 stars

    • welcome neha

  17. GOOD5 stars

  18. I tried this recipe . Its easy and tasty. Cud not stay without saying thanks. Happy happy. 7 star5 stars

    • welcome przna and thanks for your ratings.

  19. I tried this recipe n turned out awesome. Easy n tasty.

    • thanks przna

  20. Sounds good. Going to attempt this recipe today as my husband loves it. Thanks for sharing.

    • welcome namrata

  21. di can u plz post the recipe of milk cake or kalakand….

    • prabh, i will add the milk cake recipe in coming months.

      • thanks di I will wait…..

        • welcome prabh

  22. sorry I can’t made pieces of it due to its loose texture…4 stars

    • cook for some minutes and then allow to set.

  23. hi di I made gajar ka halwa with condensed milk ….it tastes very very good bt I can made pieces of it because its very loose… plz tell me what to do next time to make it thick so that I cut it into pieces….thanks for recipe…..5 stars

    • you have to cook more. you should see the fat releasing from the sides. if there is moisture, then you won’t be able to set it.

      • thanks di I will try next and tell u about it……this time my family loves it as it is and it will finish today…thanks a lot make it soo easy because when I made it with milk it takes about 4 to 6 hour bt yesterday I am done in 45 min.thanks…5 stars

        • welcome prabh. glad to know that you all liked the halwa.

  24. Wow I love sweets. Never make them as I have no company to eat them at home. How I will love to say Sunoji maine appa ke liya gajar ka halwa banaya hai! No chance!

    Anyway I will keep this in mind and try it when I find a someone who likes sweets like I do.

    • Awesome!5 stars